Managing Energy

I talk a lot about managing time. But really, you can’t manage time. You can’t speed it up or slow it down. It is the single most constant, unchangeable (and thus unmanageable) force in the universe. You can’t save it for later or create an extra supply for today.

What we actually manage is not our time but our energy. We prioritize what people and projects we give our energy to. We look for ways to create more energy. We ration our energy to make it go further. Those are all management functions.

Right now you have a certain amount of potential energy available to finish out your day. As you consider what things need to be done between now and bedtime, think of them in terms of their energy requirements and how you’ll manage them all.

God promises to give the needed strength for whatever tasks He requires of us. Let’s make sure we don’t mismanage that energy and fail to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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